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Brewton man busted for drugs

By Staff
Staff Report
Eddie James Denson, 48, of Brewton, was areested on Wednesday and charged with three counts of drug possession. On Oct. 20, at approximately 7 p.m., agents from the 21st Judicial Circuit Drug Task Force and Alabama ICE initiative, along with deputies from the Escambia County Sheriff's Department, executed a search warrant at Denson's residence, located at 84 Ollis Street.
An ongoing investigation in reference to illegal narcotic activity and stolen firearms led to the arrest. Denson was charged with unlawful possession of a controlled substance -- crack cocaine; unlawful possession of a controlled substance -- powder cocaine; and unlawful possession of a controlled substance -- prescription medication.
The Alabama ICE Initiative is a program funded through a cooperative agreement through the U.S. Attorney's Office in Mobile, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms, the District Attorney's Office in Escambia County and the Escambia County Sheriff's Office. The initiative is funded by federal monies provided through Project Safe Neighborhood.
The 21st Judicial Circuit Drug Task Force is comprised of the following law enforcement agencies: Escambia County Sheriff's Department, Atmore Police Department, East Brewton Police Department, Brewton Police Department, Flomaton Police Department, Escambia County District Attorney's Office and the Escambia County Commission.
The Task Force receives 75 percent of its funding from a grant funded by the Bureau of Justice Affairs Division of the United States Department of Justice. The remainder of the funding is provided by the Escambia County Sheriff's Department, Atmore Police Department, Brewton Police Department and the Escambia County District Attorney's Office.